Please don't park like this.
Not saying it's stupid.... but then again, do I need to?
Here on our little country roads, this space is for the tractor-trailers that need to pass each other at the intersections... you know, the working vehicles owned by locals that use this road, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day?
Anyone who has spent more than a day at this crag (who had their brain with them) has heard and seen the cattle trailers, dump trucks, massive 4x4s and tractor-trailers that move up and down this road.
What makes this inexcusable is this open gravel lot, capable of holding a dozen cars, that was less than 50 feet away.
I know, that makes the approach BRUTAL, but think of it as training for your third try at your onsight... or the back country approach to the far side of Great Falls...
This sort of thing brought trouble with National Forest and Law Enforcement to the climbers of the New River Gorge. It also pissed off locals who began to vandalize and break into cars that were parked with such disregard for local traffic or common sense.
Local tow operators loved it, though, as well as the impound yards where the cars wound up, most of them half an hour from where the vehicles were parked and open 9-5 weekdays only, cash only.
The nearest impound yard to Reed's is Moorefield, over 40 miles away.
This makes for a great excuse to bring National Forest Law Enforcement up the hill, and to encourage local law to cruise the parking area day and night.
Do we really need to re-invent the wheel?
Be smart, park courteous.... or cost the rest of us access and become incredibly popular at the crags.